Friday, August 2, 2013

Norma Jean - Wrongdoers

Norma Jean - Wrongdoers (2013) Razor and Tie Records
Produced by Josh Barber
Tracks : 1.Hive mind 2.If you got it at five, you got it at fifty 3.Wrongdoers 4.Potter has no hands 5.Sword in mouth, fire eyes 6.Afterhour animals 7.The lash whistled like a singing wind 8.Neck in the hemp 9.Triffids 10.Funeral singer 11.Sun dies, blood moon
3,5 out of 5

After their critically acclaimed 2010 album "Meridional", Atlanta based Norma Jean had to go through line up changes and a few setbacks regarding writing songs for the new album which would become "Wrongdoers". But three years later, this metalcore act is more than ready to unleash their latest product and I might add that it´s a real fine piece of music we get here. I can´t help to wonder what the real Norma Jean (Marilyn Monroe) would think about this band if she would´ve been alive today, hehe.
They visit punk kingdom in the 1 minute long "The lash whistled like a singing wind" and flirt with the radio on the supermelodic title track, the impact you feel while listening to the massive "Funeral singer" can´t be explained - you must feel it. But my real favorite is the opening track "Hive mind", this is progressive metalcore at it´s best. Norma Jean deliver a hangar of metal on this album, no doubt.

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